Monthly Acquisitions: February 2017

This month didn’t have the excitement of a Super Treasure Hunt but I did find the regular Treasure Hunt from the Hot Wheels 2017 B Case “Fangula“. A fantasy model in the “Fright Cars” Series. I’ve seen a few on the pegs, but just got the one. It has been an interesting month, nevertheless. I found …

Hot Wheel (sic) Porsche Turbo

The black Porsche Turbo (of which I have two) is a Hot Wheels copy. There are lots of cheap Chinese models on the Tbilisi market that are trying to dupe buyers into thinking they are genuine Hot Wheels product. The packaging is blatantly in Hot Wheels’ colours with the flame logo. I have posted about…

Peg Warmer

A peg warmer is a model diecast left on the pegs, when the rest have gone. In Hot Wheels, here, a few undesired models seem to invariably get left on the pegs as the more popular models go: the USS Vengeance, the Vanster and Cool One spring to mind. In Matchbox the unlicensed models tend…

Hot Wheels 2017 B Case

There are a few stockists of Hot Wheels in Tbilisi with the new 2017 models : Carrefour, Pepela, XS Toys, Super and Smart… but all of them seem to have their selection from the B Case. Hot Wheels puts out 15 cases a year, and some cars overlap but some are not found in every…

Nostalgia

This is not the first time, I’ve written about nostalgia in relation to collecting model cars. Yesterday, I bought a Kinsmart 1967 VW Classic Beetle, a model made in China but its dark blue colour reminded me of the Dinky model from the early seventies. Nostalgia relates to our sense of identity, it kindles fondly…